I had written about my “dealing with disappointment” dealer saga, and how I replaced a single part to fix my death wobble. Taking the next logical steps I replaced the tie-rod to tighten up the steering and I will add a new track bar to fix some geometry issues.
Synergy track bar features.
- Drag Link bolts right into the factory mounts or can be relocated to the top of the steering knuckle for a high steer setup using included flip adapter (See Notes for high steer requirements).
- Tie Rod bolts right into the factory mounts with no additional wheel requirements.
- No factory drag link or tie rod components need to be reused.
- Includes Synergy HD Metal on Metal Tie Rod Ends with a Single Plane version to completely eliminate Drag Link and Tie Rod Flop.
- Drag Link is CNC formed from 1.5-inch x .250 wall 1026 DOM tubing.
- Tie Rod is CNC formed from 1.50-inch x .188 wall heat treated 4130 Chromoly.
- Abrasion-resistant powder coat finish for maximum durability and corrosion resistance
- Synergy Double Adjuster Sleeve allows adjustment of drag link length without removing it from the vehicle
- Both ends of the bar use pinch bolts instead of jam nuts to simplify installation and adjustment.
- 100 percent bolt-on components assures an easy, trouble-free installation with the use of basic hand tools.
Install was quick and easy.
The total time was 45 minutes. It took me longer to find the right tools than it did to install the parts. The biggest takeaway is to follow the directions and make sure the ends are not threaded out too far. It took a little pre-planning but it was not hard to get right.
I do wish that Synergy made a Rubicon and non-Rubicon version. Especially with the JT max tow and Mojave axles also being wider than standard. I would feel more comfortable with less tie-rod end sticking out.
Got it professionally aligned for once.
I usually do my own alignment in the driveway. I’ll post a write-up sometime soon on how to do it. This time I wanted to get it professionally checked. Turns out I wasted my money. It was off exactly how much I thought it was and I should have just trusted myself.
First, drive impressions.
I originally left the steering dampener off to get a true feel of any leftover steering wobble. Other than some minor bump steer I would be comfortable not running a stabilizer. You can see in the picture the dampener is installed now.
The big reason to run a dampener is to make driving more comfortable. It minimizes little bumps, and road wandering, to reduce driver fatigue. It also catches large movements and smooths them out. Like when I hit standing water at speed on the highway.
Is it a buy?
Just like the drag link the tie-rod is a definite upgrade. The cost may be a little hard to swallow for some folks. Our setup runs $990 retail. That’s for the tie-rod, drag link, and the Fox ATS stabilizer setup. Which admittedly is pretty freaking sweet.